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Needham downs Wellesley on new field

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, just before the rain came, the Needham Rockets field hockey team shut out Wellesley, 3-0. The victory moved the Rockets, who were playing on their new turf field, to 6-1-1. The Raiders, meanwhile, dropped to 5-4. Needham’s Grace Kelley lifted the ball past the goalie ten...
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Lady-Rockets draw with Wildcats

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the Bay State Conference’s elite met on the pitch at Cricket Field on Thursday afternoon as the Needham High School girls varsity soccer team hosted Weymouth. Two of the favorites to win the Herget Division, the Rockets (4-0-1) and Wildcats (4-1-2) did not disappoint on...
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Needham demolishes Weymouth on the road

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter After her team moved to 4-1 with a 5-0 victory over Weymouth at Weymouth’s Legion Field, Needham field hockey coach Stephanie Magni described the game by noting: “This was a good game for us. We had a rough first half because we had very little to warm up...
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NHS Boosters Club readies sticker drive

The Needham High School Boosters Club’s annual sticker drive fundraiser begins the weekend of September 21. NHS student athletes will fan out all over Needham’s neighborhoods, knocking on doors, asking residents for a contribution to help support the school’s 75 athletic teams and 10 clubs. With any donation, they will receive a Rockets sticker as...
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Kelley lifts Rockets over Ahola, Raiders

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two field hockey teams with high expectations this season met at Nora Searle Field on Monday for an early-season Division II vs. Division I non-conference showdown as Dover-Sherborn hosted Needham. Thanks to a goal by junior Grace Kelley and a 13-save performance in net by Cammie Foster, the...
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Football stuffed by Natick in opener

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After losing a large core of talent with the departure of last year’s senior class, which included the likes of Duke tight end Matt Smith and Assumption quarterback Charlie Ogletree, Needham High football entered the 2019 season with a lot of figuring out to do on both sides...
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What’s in a name – Needham’s schools

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By Shelly Santaniello Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Sunita L. Williams Elementary School has opened. This is a significant event for the town. Needhamites probably can’t help but be impressed with the big, beautiful structure as they drive by. They may wonder what it looks like inside, how many lucky students will attend, and how it...
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Needham’s Michals excelling for Providence

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor With field hockey back in full swing, Needham native and The Gunnery School product Mikayla Michals and the Providence College Friars are 1-1 through two games of the 2019 season. After falling to BC, 2-1, in the season-opener on August 30, the Friars took out No. 24...
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Art students create ‘SPEAK!’ sculpture

[caption id="attachment_33603" align="alignright" width="225"](Right to left) Michelle Despres, Maya Vogt, Kayla Talcoff, Hanna Levy, Izzy Mersky, and Helena Zhang with their sculpture, 'SPEAK!' (Right to left) Michelle Despres, Maya Vogt, Kayla Talcoff, Hanna Levy, Izzy Mersky, and Helena Zhang with their sculpture, 'SPEAK!'[/caption] Needham High School Art 3...
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Hawks gash Needham’s hopes of repeat

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was a tough ending to a remarkable run for Needham High baseball on Friday night, as the No. 8 Rockets hosted No. 9 Xaverian in the opening round of the Division I South sectionals. After falling behind by a pair of runs twice in the early...
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Artie Crocker spearheading Notes for Hope

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Needham resident Artie Crocker will forever recall the moment he learned that his daughter, Christine, had died by suicide. He will never forget the horror that seized his body, wrenching him from a peaceful Cape Cod day in March of 2015. Christine was 27 1/2 years old; a thoughtful and funny young woman who...
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Commencement mixes celebration and mourning

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday evening, June 3, Needham High School held its 2019 commencement ceremony. But unlike many other ceremonies, this one was a unique mix of hopeful optimism, youthful hijinks and somber reflection of the classmates who couldn’t be there with them. There were plenty of fun moments. Amid the...
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Child, Rockets lacrosse eye sectional title

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Throughout the 2019 high school lacrosse season, perhaps no player in the state meant more to their team than Needham’s Jason Child. A shoo-in for All-Scholastic recognition, Child led Needham in both scoring and total points and helped the Rockets to a 12-0 league record en route...
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Title defense time for Rocket baseball

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s playoff baseball season, a time of year about which the boys from Needham may know a thing or two, especially after winning their way to the Division I title last year. After opening the year 0-3 and sitting at 6-7 on May 18, Needham had some...
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Needham volleyball downs young Wellesley team

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter At The end of Needham volleyball’s 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-19) win over Wellesley, both teams were looking to the future. For Needham, that meant another trip to the postseason, and hopefully another chance at the state title. For Wellesley, it meant giving the young kids more playing time,...
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Rockets comeback comes up short

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two boys lacrosse heavyweights squared off at Memorial Field on Saturday afternoon as the No. 11 Needham Rockets hosted the No. 5 St. John’s Prep Eagles for a little late-season Division I North vs. Division I South showdown. Behind five goals apiece from Pat Keefe and Michael Ott,...
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PTC Corp recognized for generosity

In April, PTC Corporation was recognized at Needham High School (NHS) for their $30,000 donation over five years in support of the Da Vinci Workshop. Five years ago, PTC Corporation committed to funding the creation of this innovation space. PTC Corporation has been a strong advocate for STEM education, and their contribution in conjunction with...
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Kenney powers Harbormen past Child, Rockets

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite a four-goal night from star BU-bound attack-man Jason Child, No. 12 Needham High boys lacrosse came up just short at home against No. 5 Hingham on Thursday night, falling by a final of 10-8 in an extremely tense and entertaining game. Needham began the game on a...
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Schmalz, Lady-Rockets rout Warriors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School girls varsity lacrosse team was delivered a significant blow with star scorer Callie Hem out for the season with a torn ACL. Despite the loss of their Harvard commit and reigning All-Scholastic recipient, the Rockets (5-2) have responded with a series of impressive victories...
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Needham hosts BSC Invite

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Almost 700 people showed up to Needham’s DeFazio Park for the 2019 Bay State Conference Invite on Wednesday morning, and while it is still early in the track season, the coaches from Needham, Wellesley and Walpole High School all hoped their athletes would show something in their...
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